Doc Soup: If You Build It

Canadian Premiere


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Feb 5, 2014 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Feb 5, 2014 9:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Feb 6, 2014 6:45 PM
Film Info
Runtime:85 minutes
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Patrick Creadon


Doc Soup: Hot Docs’ monthly screening series that presents Festival hits and award-winning docs.

If You Build It is a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. The film follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money, and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills—it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to reinvent their town and their own sense of what's possible. If You Build It offers a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn the tools to design their futures.

Director Patrick Creadon in attendance for post-screening Q&As.

Tickets: $15